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March 2020

IDLES have picked up a couple of gongs at this year's AIM Independent Music Awards

They won UK Independent Breakthrough and Best [Difficult] Second Album.
Published: 12:05 pm, September 04, 2019
IDLES have picked up a couple of gongs at this year's AIM Independent Music Awards

The winners for this year's AIM Independent Music Awards are out.

Announced last night at a ceremony held at the Roundhouse in London, both Dave and IDLES celebrated two wins each, with Jade Bird, Freya Ridings, Gerry Cinnamon, and Georgia picking up awards too.

The Kinks’ Ray Davies also presented Debbie Harry with an Outstanding Contribution Award, while The Smiths’ Johnny Marr received the Pioneer Award.

The winners include:

Best Live Act (in association with Songkick)
Gerry Cinnamon WINNER

Best Small Label (in association with Proper Music Group)
Scruff of the Neck WINNER

UK Independent Breakthrough (in association with YouTube Music)

Best Independent Album (in association with Spotify)
Dave, “Psychodrama” WINNER

Best [Difficult] Second Album (in association with Key Production)
IDLES, “Joy as an Act of Resistance.” WINNER

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Artist
Freya Ridings WINNER

International Breakthrough (in association with Creative Industries Federation)
Jade Bird WINNER

Best Independent Video (in association with Vevo)
Hot Chip, “Hungry Child” WINNER

Best Independent Track (in association with Facebook)
Dave, “Funky Friday (ft. Fredo)” WINNER

One To Watch (in association with BBC Music Introducing)
Georgia WINNER


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